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Successfully Incorporating Retaining Walls Into Your Landscaping

Posted 27/10/16

Retaining walls play an important role in our landscaping efforts. Every wall is carefully planned and constructed to ensure it is able to withstand the required load. But all too often, the aesthetic aspect of it is not considered. This leaves many homeowners with unattractive landscaping featu

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Planting Bulbs for Spring

Posted 22/04/15

The autumn months of March, April and May are the best bulb planting months. The more effort you can put into planting bulbs for spring, the better the rewards during winter and spring... Planting bulbs for spring If you’re planning to planting bulbs for spring, look out for bulbs arriving

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How to Fix Your Retaining Wall Aesthetics with Landscaping

Posted 10/10/16

Retaining walls are often perceived as uninspiring or an eyesore. But a little landscaping can go a long way to improving the aesthetic appeal and/or blend a retaining wall in to the surroundings... Blending existing retaining walls into your landscaping Many of us have existing retaining

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Retaining Walls 101 for Busy Homeowners and Future Developers

Posted 29/09/16

Retaining walls can be both functional and decorative features in a garden.  As structural engineering plays a part in their construction, they are best left to expert tradespeople. We take a look at what you need to know about retaining walls... What are retaining walls? The main purpose

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Achieve Success with Our Spring Landscaping Guide

Posted 04/08/16

Spring is the perfect season for undertaking landscaping projects in your garden. The soil is still soft, weeds are easily treated before they multiply, transplanting conditions are right. Most importantly, it is a fabulous time to start a landscape design project for your outdoor entertainment

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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8 Ways to Protect Your Trees Before Heading Into Winter

Posted 29/04/15

Many homeowners are under impression that the vast majority of winter damage to their trees comes as a result of unusually cold temperatures. While this can be an aspect, there are other factors at play and we explore them... What causes most damage is the drying due to cold air and the u

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6 Smart Tips for Hiring a Gardener You Can Use Right Now

Posted 15/09/16

Hiring a gardener may seem like a luxury for some, but having your garden tended to on a regular basis can be a game changer for many homwowners. Freeing up time and allowing space to do the other jobs our modern lives demand... We’ve gathered our best 6 tips to make hiring a gardener

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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Navigating Wet Lawns - One Family's Solution

Hiring Jared, from Firth Landscapes, for a few days work was the ideal solution to put an end to one family's soggy lawn crossings this winter...... The Job Liz needed a garden path extended. One already existed, but it stopped short of the lawn, which meant that every time anyone in her family went to the washing line, or woodshed, they had a stretch of often wet and muddy lawn to cross. Liz had the pavers to match her existing path, she had made the plan and measured up exactly where the path would go, all she needed was to find a willing tradie. The Solution It was during this search that she came across builderscrack.co.nz. She immediately liked the way only tradies interested in doing the job were presented to the homeowner. For Liz, who works full time, it meant she could cut out the time-consuming step of “cold-calling” tradies to see if they were even interested in her job. She decided to give this new way of finding a tradie ago, she posted her job, added

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New build landscape

Posted 1 week ago

I am looking for an experienced person who can clean up a subdivision section after building and lay down some soil and prepare it for either sowing or spray on lawn. There will need to be some wooden borders pegged in for 2 or 3 small garden areas . I am thinking we will do the planting. It is a 729m3 section with a 190m3 house and 80m3 concrete so total area 470m3 approximately. This house build will not be completed till January 2021, so I am just wanting to make contact at this stage and...

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Courtyard -paving

Posted 2 months ago

Levelling and compacting gap7, laying bedding sand and laying pavers, some of which may need to be cut. 26 sq mtrs approx. Labour only. Ideally installation within next two weeks. Layout of pavers - refer mitre10 Firth piazza Pavers picture.

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Front garden

Posted 3 months ago

I’m looking at quotes for my front garden which is sad looking - something low maintenance but also contemporary - I like structure and a minimalist look Happy to send photos and measurements if this helps.

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Landscaping deck

Posted 1 week ago

Currrently building a house which will require a basic level of landscaping. A site plan/landscaping plan with what is required can be sent via email- basic garden edging with bark (i can supply the plants), hydroseed lawn, Im also after a quote of a 20m2 kwila deck off the living area. The fencing in pink needs to be completed, currently looking for quotes for this.

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Ready lawn for new build house

Posted 5 months ago

We would like a ready lawn for our newly build house. A roll out lawn if possible but if spray lawn is cheaper then we would go with that. Thank you.

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Paving

Posted 3 weeks ago

Laying approx ... pavers on a small path. Path is based up just needs scrapped down 30mm at the ends to blend with concrete patio. Pavers and some sand provided

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Raised Garden Soil

Posted 6 months ago

- dig out and dispose of clay soil in our concrete block raised garden beds - install backing timber to garden bed at front of house - move soil from vegetable bed to front garden - fill all garden beds with garden mix for trees - fill vegetable bed with garden mix for vegetables

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Easy As Landscaping

Posted 2 weeks ago

Have an area I would like to add coverage and also some colour. The most affordable, and easy maintainable options only.

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Espalier

Posted 1 month ago

Espalier my trees horizontally. need an instant quote of rough cost. Photo 1: 9 trees, 1.8M between two trees, total length: around 10M, trunk to fence: 27cm. fence height 2.2m Photo 2: 4 trees, 2,3M between two three, total length: around 7M, trunk to post: 20-25cm. Fence height: 1.8m

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Front Lawn Scrape

Posted 5 months ago

Front "Lawn" needs scrape only. Total area approx 61 Sq metres.

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Hydro seed and prep, garden edging with bark

Posted 4 days ago

Hi after a quote for hydroseed and garden edging, new build expected to be completed in 4-6 weeks.

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Paver levelling and repair

Posted 5 months ago

We have a small job levelling and generally fixing up 3-4 large concrete pavers

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Paving to garden to be finished

Posted 1 month ago

We have an area of about 25 Square meters that needs to be paved. Our original guy has hurt his shoulder and is out of action. Immediate start is possible, we would like this to be finished before winter.. The AP20 is down, it just needs to be checked, and then mortar and pavers laid. The pavers are all 190 x 230, and are on site.

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Architect for covered patio construction

Posted 3 months ago

Hi there, I'm after a local or close to local architect who can draw up detailed plans for consent for a patio / pergola. I have rough sketch and measurements that i can forward on. Gable pitch, timber frame, free standing. Cheers in advance

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Basic landscaping

Posted 3 weeks ago

some digging of new garden bed, building boxing for garden edging, fit and good stamina needed.

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Paving for Spa

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am wanting a 4x4m paved area to go underneath my spa pool. The ground is flat and currently grassed. I need this to be completed by early August.

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Excavate dirt

Posted 1 month ago

Hi there, My house is getting built and I want to do the landscaping myself so I need the extra dirt to be removed with a digger and put it away the area is about 50-70sqm and need atleast 50-60mm to be removed.

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ReadyLawn+Paving+Concrete+Deck

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there, I am looking to get some quotation for ReadyLawn+Paving+Concrete+Deck. I am in Rolleston. Please get in touch for more details. Thanks. Regards, Gaurav

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Trim/tidy driveway garden

Posted 6 months ago

Trim and top pittosporum and akeake (currently approx 4m high). Remove undergrowth (hebe, weeds and dead leaves), Remove trimmings/rubbish.

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Ground levelling for readylawn

Posted 6 months ago

Hi there, looking for a quotation if someone can level the ground so that I can install the ready lawn.

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Recent landscaping reviews

With over 168,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Falcons Landing #2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New build design landscaping and new lawn laid

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Front garden

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th June 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

Raised garden beds

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th December 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

david murray

Work carried out by the owner/operator

5th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Concrete patio areas

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Large Raised Garden Box

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stone pathway and pavers

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Paver levelling and repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2020

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Scraping / top soil / hydroseeding or ready lawn

Work carried out by the owner/operator

12th August 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Garden edging and raised garden beds

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th September 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Worthington Contracting

Joined July 2020

Worthington Contracting is a locally owned and operated building and landscaping business. Located in Christchurch, NZ. We are very passionate about what we do and how we do it, and that’s why we have a great reputation for delivering our services to the highest quality standards. We are easy to reach and quick to respond. Our creative and personal approach is what makes us stand out from the c...

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Royal Painting Decorating Home Maintenence landscape professionals

Joined February 2020

Hi I'm Will , I am a Mater Painter , I specialise in restoration , repair , gib/plastering ,special finishes , texture coating/render also colour consult . I have over 25 years of experience and cover all aspects of Paining and Decorating Woodwork /furniture repairs , spray painting /Home maintenance , please check out Royal Painting & Decorating / home maintenance on FB .We also ar...

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Canterbury Diggers

Joined April 2019

Canterbury Diggers Limited is a locally owned business offering a complete package of soft and hard landscaping. Our experienced team specialise in Concrete , Excavations, Hydro Seeding , Foundations and general landscaping. We strive to deliver high-quality workmanship in a timely manner and within your budget. We are a friendly bunch who are more than happy to come out and provide a quote...

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SoBeer Structural and Fire

Joined May 2020

With over 15 years of experience, I am a Chartered Structural Engineer (CPEng 239682) based in Christchurch but has undertaken projects all around the country. I am also an Engineering New Zealand Practice Area Assessor for Structural Engineers and a Auckland City Council Producer Statement Author (PSA#123243). I have a broad experience in structural design, seismic assessment, repair and stre...

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Drake Pacific Contracting

Joined November 2019

Drake Pacific Contracting specialises in remote access ground stabilization, anchoring and equipment repairs and service. We pride ourselves on craftsmanship and efficiencies.

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Anything earthworks

Joined May 2020

Hi, I have been working with landscaping and earthworks for over 8 years and have a very diverse skill set that will help with your sites requirements. We do it all from asphalt and decorative concrete to site scrapes and lawns. I pride myself on working to a very high standard and making sure the customer gets the results they are after. No job is too big, small or difficult

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SJM Construction LTD

Joined July 2020

Hi, we are a local family business. I am the owner/builder so you know exactly who you are dealing with from quote to completion. Let it be bringing your old kitchen/bathroom back to life or finally adding that dream outdoor space, I am here to help. I pride myself on providing honest and professional advice to my clients and making sure that they are happy right through the construction proces...

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A D White Builders ltd

Joined August 2016

Registered Master Builder with over 15 years in the trade. Quality and accountability comes standard with no job too small and I'll work in with clients to ensure that work gets completed on budget and on time. I specialise in renovations / additions and maintainance. I can take care of the project management or work in with clients and their projects as needed.

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Alba Build

Joined August 2016

A LBP builder who has over 12 years in carpentry and building. Past experience is wide and varying, from new builds and extensions to whole house re-clads and decking. Happy to provide quotes and undertake all aspects of building work. Working with clients to achieve their goal, on time and on budget, is of paramount importance.

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Wilshire Construction Ltd

Joined January 2019

We specialise in architectural builds, modern design and historical renovations. We pride ourselves on doing what others can’t, we will work with you, your architect and sub trades to achieve a finish we would be proud to come home to. Satisfaction is our main objective whilst delivering a beautiful finish on time and budget. Make your house the home you dream of, it’s just one phone call away...

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Murrell Contracting

Joined January 2014

A Team of Qualified Tradesmen inc a Registered Builder and a Drain layer we are based in Christchurch a We offer Excellent rates and Prompt service on Odd Jobs New builds Repair work

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Able 2

Joined October 2008

Painting, Plastering, Tiling, Construction of Fences and Decks, Bathroom and Kitchen Renovation and Installation, Wood Burner Installation, Project management. Im your one stop shop to take care of your project.

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Hired Help Limited

Joined February 2020

We know how precious your weekends are, we also know how much niggle those uncompleted jobs around the home can create. That’s where Hired Help comes in, we complete the jobs you just don’t have time for. If it’s fixing a door that won’t stay shut, assembling a kitset or rebuilding a deck, we can help. We have the experience and know how to fit, fix or repair just about anything around the home....

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Total trees limited

Joined April 2018

Professional and reliable team of arborist can tend to any of your tree related needs from removing large trees to pruning and trimming shrubs and bushes. There is no job to big or too small for our team to tackle. Call us now for No obligation free quote

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Black Hill Ltd

Joined February 2018

Hi, we've been landscaping and building retaining walls for over 7 years. We take care of all aspects of landscaping, earthworks and landscape construction. We offer a full service on retaining walls from design, engineering and construction both large and small and specialise in hard access hill work. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and a quality job and are happy to share ou...

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JRB Homes Ltd

Joined March 2018

As a business owner and site foreman, I strive to provide the best work ethics in both client and colleague relationships. I pride myself in time management, effective communication and quality control in all areas of my business. Over the last two years of developing my business, I have successfully built, renovated and repaired homes. My overall goal is to be competitively priced with the best e...

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Abacus Building Maintenance

Joined October 2014

hi i am a licensed building practioner tradesman carpenter main line of work is building maintenance of all types,i do a lot of bathroom renovations supply and install working with only registered tradesman all types of work undertaken

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Chris Gabites Construction

Joined March 2017

Chris Gabites Construction is a small locally owned building company servicing the great people of Canterbury. Our background is new housing and renovations. We also take on repairs and house re-levelling, decks and fences. Farm shed and more. We take pride in giving you a stress-free building experience with competitive quotes.

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Natureflow

Joined March 2020

Natureflow is available to create beautiful living landscapes and woodcraft for your home, business, or preschool play-environment in the Selwyn, Christchurch and wider Canterbury area. If you are looking for quality and something a bit different, you will love what we have to offer. More than a mere 'easy-care' design, we believe that your outdoor space should be built to enhance your life for...

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